FNE at the Golden Rose National Film Festival: Inches above the Ground

    Inches Above the Ground by Maxim Genchev Inches Above the Ground by Maxim Genchev

    VARNA: Maxim Genchev’s historical thriller Inches above the Ground will screen in the main competition of the 34th Golden Rose National Film Festival set to take place from 19 to 25 September 2016.

    The script written by Maxim Genchev follows the dramatic events in the life of lieutenant Kralev after his arrival to a border post during the 1950s. His 10-year-old son more easily accepts the harsh military conditions, but his wife dislikes living next to a closed uranium mine once operated by the Nazis. The lieutenant quickly imposes strict order on his subordinates, but is unpleasantly surprised by a mysterious murder.

    „The film is inspired by my childhood memories. I grew up among military people because my dad was a border officer. When I was 6 years old I remember him being terrified by stab murders of innocent young soldiers. I am dedicating  this film to my father’s memory”, Maxim Genchev told the local media.

    Most of the actors are newcomers. The cast includes young Simeon Filipov, Tzvetomir Angelov and Desislava Chuturkova. Hristo Genkov, who shot over 40 Bulgarian and American films, is the DoP.

    Zlatina Filipova, initially a dermatologist with over 20 years of experience in the Emirates, produced the film as private investor through her recently established film production company Amrita Art. According to Genchev, “Filipova is the only Bulgarian person having invested personal funds in the production of historical films, which are not so cheap.”

    The film was shot during 14 days in the naturally surrealistic landscapes of the Chukurovo mine. The premiere was held in Sofia on 30 March 2016 and the film was theatrically released on 8 April 2016.

    Production Information:
    Amrita Art
    Inches Above the Ground by Maxim GenchevZlatina Filipova
    146, Vitosha Boul.
    Business center “Bulgaria”, office 24
    Sofia 1463
    Phone: +359 876 393 950
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    Director: Maxim Genchev
    Scriptwriter: Maxim Genchev
    DoP: Hristo Genkov
    Composer: Martin Lubenov
    Cast: Simeon Filipov, Tzvetomir Angelov, Desislava Chuturkova, Ivailo Asparuchov, Evgeni Budinov, Matei Genchev